By Joan Collins The yellow-bellied flycatcher is a small (chickadee size), migratory, boreal bird that flies under the radar for most people. Little is known about this elusive species nicknamed the “moss tyrant” (“tyrant” taken from the … [Read more...] about Yellow-bellied flycatcher: The ‘moss tyrant’
By Joan Collins Northern New York is a birding mecca for many reasons. In winter, sought-after species to our north head south into our region. Year-round boreal species can be viewed in the Adirondacks without traveling to Canada. In the spring … [Read more...] about Canada warbler: ‘Butterfly of the bird world’
Ample food sources lead to bumper crop of pine grosbeaks this winter By Joan Collins Things quiet down by late summer and fall as many of the Adirondack breeding bird species head south. But as winter arrives, birds to our north irrupt into our … [Read more...] about Pine grosbeaks: A favorite winter finch
By Joan Collins One of the Adirondacks’ most sought-after boreal species, by visiting birders, is also one of the most entertaining to observe. With their loud “quick, three beers” song, the olive-sided flycatcher won’t elude your ear. Their … [Read more...] about Catching up with a boreal flycatcher
Concerns for potential disruptions to rare bird's habitat By John Thaxton When I heard the Olympic Regional Development Authority planned to start cutting trees at Whiteface Mountain to create new ski trails, connector trails between the … [Read more...] about What will happen to Bicknell’s thrush?
By John Thaxton When I think of unsung beauty I think of mourning doves, with their gorgeous, smooth pale brown plumage flecked with black and their pretty, pale blue eyelids. I also think of their squeaky wingbeats as they take to the air from a … [Read more...] about A call of mourning